At the age of 75, Filipino singer Danny Javier passed away. The musician, who was a member of the OPM band APO Hiking Society’s trio, passed away on October 31 after a protracted illness.
Javier is credited for creating the name OPM, or Original Pilipino Music, for a style of music that has become well-known through time. Javier was not only a musician and vocalist, but he was also an actor, a TV host, and a businessman. To learn more about the singer’s life and career, continue reading.
At Age 75, Danny Javier Passes Away.
Justine Javier Long, Danny’s daughter, released a statement confirming his passing. She stated that “Complications related to his prolonged sickness” were the reason he passed away. “Our Pop never stopped fighting for what he loved, what he believed in, and what he was passionate about,” the statement said.
She went on to say that their family is appreciative of the “Outpouring of love, prayers, and sympathies at this terrible time,” adding that “He left this world with his passion and his strength of will intact and we know he would not have it any other way.” As they prepare for his funeral and memorial ceremonies, the family has begged for privacy during this difficult time.
The news was also shared on Facebook by Lolita Javier, Javier’s sister-in-law, who wrote, “Manong Danny, as part of the renowned Apo Hiking Society, spent crucial years producing landmarks in the Filipino music industry. Rest peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord and Lady. The pain is over! You can now laugh and sing in heavenly bliss because you are free.
In the 1970s, Danny Javier Was the OPM Movement’s Leader
Danny, who was up in Abuyog, Leyte, is credited with helping to popularise the OPM movement in the 1970s, which aimed to defend the rights of Filipino musicians and singers. He co-wrote and co-performed several popular songs from the early 1970s to the late 1990s under the name APO Hiking Society with Jim Paredes and Boboy Garrovillo.
Javier was also a well-known composer who released several songs that reached the top of the charts, such as Pumapatak Ang Ulan (1978), Kaibigan (1978), Doo Bidoo (1978), Kabilugan ng Buwan (1980), Blue Jeans (1981), Di Na Natuto (1985), Kumot At Unan (1991), Awit ng Barkada (1991), Just A Smile Away (1992), and Lumang Tugtugin (1992).
The television shows Tawag Ng Tahanan, Vilma On Seven, Power House, Boys Ride Out!, Sabado Badoo, Tonight With Boy Abunda, and Sunday Pinasaya are just a few of the ones Danny appeared in while working as an actor.
Friends and Coworkers of Javier Express Their Sorrow
APO Hiking Society member Boboy Garrovillo expressed his sorrow over Javier’s passing in a letter, writing, “Just grieving the loss of an old faithful buddy who knew what love is despite it just doesn’t show sometimes. His music carries on my friend’s legacy.
Record label “The Company expresses their deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Danny Javier,” the company wrote in a statement along with their condolences. Jim Paredes and Boboy Garovillo receive warm hugs. The APO contributed to the development of OPM. Your enduring legacies are indelible. I appreciate everything, Danny.
“Good night, and Godspeed, Manong Danny Javier,” tweeted Leah Navarro, a friend of the late singer. Thank you for the years of friendship, music, fights and jokes, tears and laughter. Compa, I already miss you.